Fight Depression Naturally, Hollistic Remedies for Depression, PPD

Color Therapy for Depression

Due to the side effects that come with standard  interventions like medication or pharmaceutical for depression, it is unsurprising that many people look for alternative therapies.

There are tons of natural treatments based on music and on storytelling.

Taking Therapy can be one-on-one or in a group, with or without family members present. One of the more interested alternative therapies available is that of color therapy.

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Developed over several decades in the later part of the twentieth century, color therapy for depression and no even specifically for postpartum depression on the principle that exposure to certain colors  causes changes in our moods,

That exposure, can alter emotional state at will.

Color therapy is conducted by a trained specialist and can be performed a here from several times a week to a few times a month, or even in one’s own home using a coloring pages

According to psy web, the different colors used to evoke positive emotional responses generally include orange, blue, indigo, and violet. Others colors like red or yellow also trigger emotions, but those tend to be higher energy feelings.

  • Orange – Symbolizing the sun, the color orange is said to treat depression by increasing alertness and concentration, and by decreasing feelings of dread.
  • Blue – The most common color used in color therapy, blue is used to reduce tension throughout the body, helping
  • g with both anxiety and depression. It may also benefit a regular sleep cycle.
  • Indigo – The calming effect of indigo makes it a good choice for people with depression or anxiety.
  • Violet – Like indigo, violet relaxes the mind and body. Proponents of color therapy claim that it can relax muscles and encourage meditation.

 

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PPD

Do I have Postpartum Depression?

“I couldn’t figure out why I was so unhappy after having my baby. I blamed it on being tired and possibly growing out of the role: “Maybe I’m just not a fun person anymore. Maybe I’m just supposed to be a mom.”

 

Sound Familiar?

Many new moms can relate.
When I say new moms, I  don’t mean first time moms.
Many mothers don’t realize,  want nothing to do with the term PPD or don’t want to admit that they have postpartum depression.
I struggled with some pre-delivery and postpartum depression for 4 months post baby.
Its a big confession and a healing  factor to admit that you indeed, fought depression.
We want it to just go away, live as normal as possible.
But it is simply impossible, when the  brain is triggering differently.
There were days I cried uncontrollably, had severe angry mood swings and literally couldn’t find the motivation to do anything besides breastfeed my baby.
PPD is  a mental health problem characterized by a prolonged period of emotional disturbance occurring at the time of a major life change and increased responsibilities in the case of a newborn infant. PPD can have significant consequences for both the new Mother and Family.
Postpartum Depression is real and it affects 50% of new moms  and many without them even realizing this depression is what they are struggling with.
To many times this illness is overlooked, moms may be in denial or brush it off as having a bad day.
Postpartum Depressions are not bad days.
Women with postpartum depression or anxiety have symptoms for a period of at least 2 weeks, and these symptoms interfere with their ability to function on a daily basis.
You feel sad and guilty for not being happy about your new blessing.
You feel overwhelmed and stuck, unable to move forward.
You feel disconnected to loved ones.
You feel moody and may lash out with anger, cries or a combination of both.
You can’t concentrate.
You feel unmotivated to do simple tasks as simple as getting dressed.
Your thoughts race.
Your worried, afraid, paranoid.
These are just a few symptoms of PPD.
1 in 7 women
There is NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED OF!
You are NOT alone and you are NOT a freak and you are NOT highly unusual.  If you are having these feelings and symptoms then it is possible you are experiencing common disorders that 15 to 20% of new mothers diagnosed  have, and  50% not  diagnosed suffer with.

If you are pregnant and are having symptoms similar to those listed above, you should know that you aren’t unusual either.  You may have antepartum depression or anxiety, which are just as common but occur during the nine months of pregnancy.’

If you have these symptoms but unsure if you have PPD and want to know if you do take this quiz.